What's New

Target 8.2

In this release, we added new features and streamlined workflows to make working with grids, arrays, databases, and voxels an even faster and more efficient experience.

A new grid display tool enables you to preview colour ramps, add shadows, reverse the colour distribution, control the brightness, and add a custom colour legend bar. Save time with new database shortcut keys and the ability to rename files in the project explorer.

New drillhole features include improved vector slicing for sections and plans and the ability to refresh an acQuire drillhole project. When digitizing wireframes, the snapping circle now indicates when you select an existing geostring interpretation. In addition, you can merge geostrings and edit geostring and geosurface coordinate systems.

Import DXF and GOCAD TSurf files directly into a geosurface file. Sampling increments can now be stored within an array channel, making array operations faster while reducing both the array database size and potential errors. View array data along a true horizontal axis in the array viewer.


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New Features

Workflow Improvements

New 64-bit support

On a 64-bit system, Geosoft desktop applications, including Oasis montaj and Target, are now aware of and will use the full 4 GB of RAM provided by the operating system, instead of the 2 GB limit for 32 bit applications. This access to additional memory improves our ability to work with larger files

New database shortcut keys

We've added some new keyboard shortcuts to help you work more efficiently with databases. You can save the changes to a database by simply pressing CTRL+S. You can cut (CTRL+X), copy (CTRL+C), and paste (CTRL+V) channel math formulae to and from the database formula bar located along the bottom of the current database. This handy option allows you to easily transfer a very long and complex equation that you have already built to a different channel and reuse or edit it.

New DXF import options for 2D maps

New AutoCAD DXF importer provides all the controls for importing and displaying one or many DXF files on a 2D map. Plot the DXF layers to a new or existing map as a either a single group or as multiple groups. You can use the existing DXF file colours or pick a new colour for all the lines and polygons. When creating a new map you can specify the map name, scale, and the projection type (plan view, E-W section view, N-S section view).

Rename files in Project Explorer

You can now rename any grids, voxels, databases, or maps that are loaded in your Oasis montaj project directly from the Project Explorer pane. Click on the file to select it, then click again or press F2 and type the new name.​​ Oasis montaj is aware of the file structure and will also rename all the associated files as well.​​

Array Data

Embed increment information into an array database channel

When recording geophysical array data, the properties (depth, elevation, time, frequency or velocity) are normally set by the instrument and use the same increment for all data points. If this is the case, the increment information for the array can now be stored in the channel itself instead of having to be stored in a separate channel. Embedding the information in the array channel saves disk space and computation time while making your data more concise and minimizing the potential for error.​​

View Array Channel profiles on true property axis

The ability to embed increment information in arrays means that you can now toggle the display of the horizontal axis of an array between a simple indexed presentation and a true horizontal view, which provides a more realistic view of the array profile.

3D Visualization

Improved DXF import in 3D Viewer

You can now import multiple AutoCAD DXF files into a 3D view at once. In addition to importing the DXF files as map groups, you can create a new geosurface using the imported DXF files or add to an existing geosurface file.

Improved GOCAD T-Surface import in 3D Viewer

When importing a GOCAD T-Surface file into the 3D Viewer, you can now import the GOCAD file to a new geosurface, append it to an existing one, or use the previous option to import as map groups in the 3D View. You can also specify whether to invert the Z-axis.


Modify a geostring or geosurface coordinate system

You can now add or edit the coordinate system for geostrings and geosurfaces.

New import option to merge geostrings

You can now import features from another geostring into the current geostring. This enables you to combine interpretations from different projects or others in your team.​

Wireframing snap to vertex

When snapping to an existing geostring interpretation, the cursor snapping circle and tooltip will change to indicate that a vertex or edge is selected.

Drillhole Plotting

Improved vector slicing for drillhole sections and plans

In addition to slicing a DXF or shapefile, you now have the ability to slice a geosurface in section or plan view. This makes it easy to review a geosurface you've created with the wireframing tools by viewing it from different orientations. ​​You can select multiple vector files and have the option to edit the colour and fill attributes for lines and polygons.​

Refresh an acQuire drillhole project

You can now refresh a drillhole project from an acQuire database. When refreshing the data, you have the option to overwrite the drillhole databases or append new drillholes to the project. This enables you to easily refresh your drillhole projects while preserving the existing configuration of any custom data fields.

Grid Display

Colour legend bar

You can now access all the vertical and horizontal colour legend bar display options from a single tool. In addition to annotating the colour bar at colour breaks, you can now also annotate the bar using your own specified increments. You can access this tool directly or through the new colour grid display tool.

New colour grid display options

A consolidated grid display tool provides all the options in a single dialog so you can set everything before you display your grid. The new options include:

  • New colour ramps for more varied colour options.
  • All the colour ramps now include a preview so you can see the colours before displaying your grid.
  • Colour ramps are organized into logical groups such as geophysics, topography, heat maps, and favourites so you can select quickly colours based on the type of data you want to present.
  • Quickly flip the colour ramp distribution.
  • Easily set and adjust the brightness.
  • Choose an un-interpolated colour display.
  • Apply an optional shadow effect.
  • Trigger the colour legend tool to add a colour legend bar.


Updates for Target Extensions

There are no specific enhancements for the Geochemistry extension in this release.

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